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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Barcelona (agg 3-2): Griezmann sends champions crashing out

Griezmann, Athletico forward

13 Apr 2016 21:36:00 The France international netted a header and converted a late penalty to reverse last week’s 2-1 defeat and send his side through to the semi-finals of the Champions League Barcelona’s season unravelled further in controversial fashion after the holders were knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, with Antoine Griezmann’s double securing passage ... Read More »

Wolfsburg’s Hecking admits Madrid deserve semi-final spot

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking

The Bundesliga club’s trainer was gracious in defeat, but he was disappointed to concede three goals as the side threw away a winning position in the Spanish capital Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking felt Real Madrid deserved their place in the Champions League semi-finals as he lamented his team’s defending. A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick led the La Liga giants to a ... Read More »

Zidane’s trousers split during Real Madrid’s win over Wolfsburg

Zizou

12 April, 2016 9:44pm.   -goal.com It looks like Zinedine Zidane will be needing a new suit for the Champions League semi-finals. The Real Madrid boss managed to split his trousers during Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over Wolfsburg as a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick rescued the Spanish club. It was still tense for Zidane, despite his side commanding a 3-0 lead, and ... Read More »

AWC Qualifier: Black Queens wallop Tunisia 4-0

Captain Mercy Myles

12 April, 2016  10:23pm Ghana’s senior female football team, the Black Queens, thrashed Tunisia 4-0 on Tuesday to complete a 6-1 aggregate scoreline to book a place at the 10th edition of the African Women’s Championship in Cameroon.The tournament is scheduled for 19 November to 3 December, 2016.Striker Samira Suleiman opened the scoring in the 26th minute with a free ... Read More »

UEFA CL: City downs PSG to reach CL semis for first time

City downs PSG to reach CL semis for first time The Canadian Press Kevin De Bruyne Kevin De Bruyne

April 12, 2o16 10:19pm Kevin de Bruyne sent Manchester City into the Champions League semifinals for the first time Tuesday, securing a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain to build on a 2-2 draw from the first leg.PSG’s fourth successive exit in the quarterfinals leaves the Qatari-owned club still chasing a much sought-after European Cup. Instead, City is celebrating another ... Read More »

UEFA CL: Ronaldo treble sends Real Madrid to semi-finals

Ronaldo celebrating after  scoring a hat trick

April 12,2016 10:09pm The Portugal international hit his third-hat-trick of this season’s competition to fire Real Madrid past Wolfsburg and into the semi-finals Who said Cristiano Ronaldo was past his best? The Portugal international rode to Real Madrid’s rescue once again as his hat-trick secured a 3-2 victory over Wolfsburg to fire the Spanish club into the Champions League semi-finals. ... Read More »

Zidane can handle pressure of Wolfsburg task – Ancelotti

Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti believes Real Madrid can overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League – and that boss Zinedine Zidane can handle the pressure at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. Goals by Ricardo Rodriguez and Maximilian Arnold shocked the football world by giving the Bundesliga side a commanding lead in the quarter-final tie, just days ... Read More »

Messi remains world’s top paid footballer

Lionel Messi

April 12, 2016 9:10am Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi remains the world’s highest paid footballer with an annual income of 74 million euros ($84.3 million, £59.3 million), according to a report set to appear in Tuesday’s edition of France Football magazine.Messi’s earnings in 2015 rose by nine million euros compared to the previous figures, keeping the five-time Ballon d’Or ... Read More »

Police seal off Nigerian FA office

NFA Office

April 12, 2016 9:01am Security forces are controlling who enters the main office of the crisis-hit Nigerian Football Federation in the capital Abjua, BBC Sport has learned.Soldiers and riot police are manning the entrance of the building.It follows last week’s court ruling that NFF president Amaju Pinnick lost his post to Chris Giwa in elections in September 2014.Giwa and his ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua beats Charles Martin to become world heavyweight champion

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua stopped Charles Martin in two rounds at London’s O2 Arena to claim the IBF heavyweight title in only his 16th professional fight. The Briton floored his American opponent with a peach of a right-hand counter and after Martin was knocked down again, the referee called a halt. The 26-year-old is his country’s sixth bona fide heavyweight world champion. ... Read More »